File Format (movie)

still image, movie

Selects the movie file format.

  1. MENU (Shooting) → [Image Quality][File Format] → desired setting.

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File Format Characteristics
XAVC HS 4K

Records 4K movies in the XAVC HS format.

The XAVC HS format uses the HEVC codec, which has high compression efficiency. The camera can record movies with higher image quality than XAVC S movies but the same data volume. Long GOP compression is used for movies.

XAVC S 4K Records movies in 4K resolution (3840×2160). Long GOP compression is used for movies.
XAVC S HD Records movies in HD resolution (1920×1080). Long GOP compression is used for movies.
XAVC S-I 4K

Records movies in the XAVC S-I format.

The XAVC S-I format uses Intra compression for movies. This format is more suitable for editing than Long GOP compression.

XAVC S-I HD

Records movies in the XAVC S-I format.

The XAVC S-I format uses Intra compression for movies. This format is more suitable for editing than Long GOP compression.

  • Intra/Long GOP is a movie compression format. Intra compresses the movie by frame, and Long GOP compresses multiple frames. Intra compression has better response and flexibility when editing, but Long GOP compression has better compression efficiency.

Note

  • To play back XAVC HS 4K movies on a smartphone or computer, you need a device or software with high processing capability that supports the HEVC codec.
  • When recording 4K movies, [Shooting] becomes disabled and locked to [Off].
  • If an APS-C size dedicated lens is attached, the edges of the screen may appear dark. When recording 4K movies with this camera, we recommend using a lens compatible with the 35 mm full-frame format.